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The Evening standard. [volume] (Ogden City, Utah) 1910-1913, April 26, 1913, Image 5

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' J i Spring days arc Ford days. i
When the open road allures,
j you'll want and need a light, j
IS right and economical Ford. But,
vo, i unless you gel yours today you re itlinosl ;!
p j sure t" be disappointed The supply is l,ig, j
but the demand n bigger
IV i. r Our greal factory lias produced Dearly I
I n quarter of a million Model T's Pri -
I Runabout, $525; Touring I ar $695, f o b. .,, j.
Ogden, with all equipment. For particulars H
to. get "Ford Times' an interesting automo- j
I bile magazine. It's frc from Detroit fac- J
j 2612-14 Washington Avenue. j
Tndlanapolh Tnd April 19. D. S
!Menaco. vice presldeut of the Amer
ican Motors companv of this city and
chairman of the 1f12 four states' tour
of the Indiana Automobile Manufac
turer's association, has Just returned
from and extended trip through the
west. During this trip Mr. Mcnasco
visited Denver. Salt Lake City. Los
Angeles, San Francisco Portland,
Seattle Sacramento. Oakland and San
San Dleeo and other of the principal
ciiies of the w est and especially those
towns on the proposed route of tho
Pacific coast tour of the Indiana
W ! manufacturers.
M A large pari of Mr Mcnasco's time
was spent in Investigating the pos
sibilities of the proposed tour and the
attitude of the west toward the In
diana automobile manufacturers He
returns full of enthusiasm over the
reception tendered him at all points
1 and especially over the great Interest
being taken In Indiana manufacturers
by the dealers, prospective pur-
Chasers and civic bodies of the west
In speaking of the conditions of that
section of the country Mr. Menasco
I says:
JJ1 Interest Is Aroused
'T am. Indeed, surprised al the
wide interest that is t-ln- taken in
this tour In fact, people of lxs An
geles Sacramento and San FranclSCO
know more about the tour and talk
more about it than the people right
here In the center of the Indiana au
tomobile Industry, in every city li
lted as soon as the automobile editors
learned that I was In town they call
ed on me for some statement regard
ing the tour.
'The mayors presidents of Hie
commercial clubs, chambers of com
merce and in some Instances tbe go -ernora
of the states extended a most
cordial invitation for os to visit them,
H urging that under no clrcumstancei
their cltv be left off of the proposed
route The Oakland chamber of cotu-
Utnerce was especially Insistent and I
have received a letter since my re
turn to the factory from A A lenl
Fon secretary of this body, to ac
cept the courtesies of the city of Oak
land. He protuised an escort and
entertainment not to be surpassed
by an; other cltv Mr Denison fur
. 'her nrt.s the UBS of the Midland
lW trail which terminates in Oakland.
This is but one instance of the m
165 tercet, taken in the tour The eham-
, r ucr of commerce of Colorado Springs i
U1 urved that their city be Included in
the itinerary The Denver chambei
fS. of commerce, the Automobile Club of
, Utah, the Reno Automobile club, the
Cll San Diego County Auto Owners' 'club
:c nnd the Progressive Business Men's
'5 club Of Portland Ore., all join In a
ml cordial imitation, it is reallj surpris-
lul Ing.
"$ Dealers Co operate.
' The addition (he automobilo deal
ers themselves have awakened to the
publicity and sales value of thts tour
and In nearly every city the dealers
have gotten together In an effort to
influence us In the selection of a
f r
I ill ricbt if -our car meets with an
accldeut. gets stalled for any median,
ical reasou. Don't pass our garage
without having us take I look at your
auto for fear there may be something
wrcng. If there Is we'll make It
rifihr In a Jiff) and insure the success
ot your trip
PHONE 688-W.
onto The Los Angeles dealers and
owners are rspeciall Insistent that
B e come to their city
"Newspapers through the entire
west are devoting columns of space
to the tour. They realize fully the ,
loneflts to be derived from a tour!
of this kind and mako mo wonder if
we ourselves are fullv awake to the
greater amount of publicity and un
told benefits that will reflect on In
dianapolis and Indiana-made cars.
While this will react primarily on the
automobile Industry of the state U is
bound to help and boost every other,
industry When the tour is run In
diana will be In the limelight as it
has never been lefore.
"In the building of automobile tires
Europe had the start of this country
by several years,' says J D Ander
son. "The industry abroad was well ma
tured before we even got out of our
BwaddUng clothes Rut American
i manufacturers hae progressed so
.substantially in the developmi nt of
pneumatic tires that today they have
proven themselves keen contender ;
In the foreign field In fait w her
ecr our (ires are plated they soon
command it respectful hearing
"One is very apt to hear all sorts
of arguments about the comparative
merits of American and European
tires. Both have their adherents
And perhaps conditions here and
abroad are so vasti. different that
there Is little enlightenment to be
gained from wide generalities
However when native and foreign
I ires are tried out together on com
mon ground some more or leas au
thentic ((inclusions may be arrived at.
"No one will seriously question th
fact thai American tires are making
good In Europe; in fact, all around
the world wherever the motor car
flourishes. And the are making good
strictly on a Quality basis, for in a
majority of Instances it is necessary
to charge more for them, owing to
duties and other foreign costs, iheni
European tires can he sold for.
However, in spite of this extra
cost there exists al the present Mine
quite B big foreign demand for our
tires and shipments abroad are grow
ing each year."
"Putting easy riding on a mathe
matical basis is a new wav uf ueiimu
at comfort," says Murray Page But
that Is the was ihc problem has been
approached by engineers
"For the past few years there has;
been a steadily Increasing tendency j
among buyers of high-grade cars to
consider the question of how a can
rides before they place their order.
I in making demonstrations we are of
ten asked to drive over rough road
and with our cars it is a pleasure lor
I us to make this test.
"A fact which few of us realize,
but which Is oftentimes painfully
true, in that driving over ordinary
city streets Is about the hardest test
you can make of Hie real riding ease
el b ear Uneven pavements, broken
asphalt, numerous street car cross
ings and unpaged side streets all
present difficulties which are fre- .
quentl? harder to surmount than ev
en the roughest country roads.
"Pavements result In a rapid si rii
of short, quick jerks that produce- a
' most disagreeable and tiring vibra- I
tion unless thej are absorbed in
proper seat cushions. Street car
crossing! and holet In 'he asphalt,
like deep ruts, produce n Bevere
jouncing strain that must be taken;
up In the springB.
"In building I ear that will ride
comfortably under the varied condi
tions of driving about town and tak
Ing '.ong cross-country lours, two
, features must be carefully considered ,
First, is easy riding in the chassis;
second. Is easy riding in the uphol
stery. "The chassis con bo made to elim
Inate the first shock of rough roads,
While properly built upholstery can
be made to add the final touch of
luxurv The problem becomes one
for both tbe engineer and the up
holsterer, and even In the develop
ment of tbe upholstery' the work ot
an engineer is necessary, for the
deepest cushions do not seem to
gie satisfactory riding ease unless I
properly constructed.
The first place to get at eaiy rid
ing in the chasFls Is in the spring
suspension. The rear springs act
only to carry the load and are not
in any way part of the drive system.
They are shackled at both ends and
are entirely free to act since the
drive is all taken up through strut
rods This flexibility results In
shocks being taken up In tho action
of the spring leaves before they
reach the chassis
When the self starter was perfected.
It was freely stated that the automo
bilo had reached Its highest state ol
mechanical perfection and that In fu
ture i In- development would be along
the lines of pod) refinements and fin
ish. But such Is not the case for the
engineers ol a factory in designing
the 1914 models have introduced a
feature that bids well to even eclipse
the popularity f the self-starting de
Vice H is an electric magnetic gear
shaft, and does away with the labor
ious lever shifts.
By i his electric gear shift, the us-i
al gear shifting lever Is eliminated
and the various speeds of buttons
Conveniently arranged on the spoke
of the steering wheel The buttons
are clearly marked, denoting the dif
ferent speeds, such as first, second,
third, fourth, neutral and reverse, so
that In operating this device It Is only
necessary to press the button eorre
Bponding to the speed it is desired to.
The method of this control is a sys
tem f ek-ctric magnets. There :ire
rive Ol these, one for each forward
speed and one for reverse. Two
switches are interposed in the line
between the battery or generator and
the electric magnet, first th one on
the steering wheel corresponding to
the speed desired, and second
tch automatically Interconnected
with the clutch pedal This second
switch erforms the final operation
Ol shifting 'he gears by applying the
i ut rent to the electric magnet selected
bj the button on the steering wheel
... hen the Clutch i thrown The shift
is made instantly
These buttons are so arranged w
no two ( an be depressed at one iim
similar to the operation of the auto
math button telephone. The cpmblna
tion of these two switches In the cir
cult makes it possible for the driver
when operating say at third speed. In
congested traffic to have the button
for second speed depressed and be in
a position to immediately drop back
to this si.eed b throw ing the ( hitch
pedal. If. however, he changes his
mind and desires to go into fourth
it is only necessary to press the
fourth speed button, when the second
speed bullon, already depressed au
tomatically, files back into Its neutral
position The mechanical Interlock
ing of the clut( h pedal lever with tin
gear box is such that the gears are
always in a neutral position before
the electrical contact is made, thus
making it miossible to clash or strip
a gear
This device permits the gas car to 1
be operated wlth the ease and sim
plicity ot the ordinary electric t u
and can be handled by" a woman with
more comfort, safety and pleasure
i ban has ever been possible here!
fore in driving automobiles
The new cars are also equipped
with the C S. L electric and starting
in and the same ,i , umr'atnr I
terj charged by the flywheel motor
generator that operates this svstem
Is used to shift the gears
Automobile legislation now de
mands the most serious considera-
tion of the legislatures of the differ
ent stales, but the time was when it
was very much of a joke. Only two
years aso, Kansas passed Us first an-
lomobile law. "and that law was re
vised by the recent legislature. The
old law was probably the greatest
freak that ever was placed upon the
statutes of any state, on account of
the first section
A member of the house from Win
fleld, a great wag. tacked on to the
bill n tew lines appropriate to the
political situation of the time, and
the humor was appreciated to the
extent that It went through both
j liouses and w as signed b the go . i
I nor and is today part of the law of
fe3 "Better by
E--" test than
all the
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'''aHBHMnLi iff'
the state. The following is the sec
"Chapter 67, Session Laws of 1903.
Regulating the use of automobiles
"An act In relation to automobiles
and motor vehicles, regulating their
-peed and operation on the phblli
highways In this stale, providing for
their proper equipment and provid
ing penalties lor Ihc- violation there
"Section 1. That the term 'auto
i mobile' and 'motor vehicle,1 as used
in this act, shall be construed to
include all types and grades of mo
tor vehicles propelled h elermcit ,
steam, gasoline, or other source 0
energy, commonly known as automo- j
J biles, motor vehicles, or horseleSK
i carriages, iiBlng the public highwaya
and not run ning i in ra lis or I ra h I
Nothing in Ihls section shall be con
strued as in any way preventing, ob
structing. Impeding, embarrassing, or
in an other manner or form Infring
ing upon the prerogative Of any po
litical chaffeur to run an lutomobill
i ous band-wagon at any rate he sect
fit compatible with the safetj of the
occupants thereof; provided, however,
I that not less than ten nor more than
twent ropes be allowed at all times
to trail behind this vehicle when In'
i motion, in order to permit those who
I have been so fortunate as to escape j
with their political lives an opportun
ity to be dragged to death; and pro
vided further, that whenever a man-j
gled and bleeding political corpse im- i
, plores lor mercy, the driver ot the
vehicle shall in accordane, with the I
provisions of this bill, 'throw out the
lifeline ' "
"The way for an automobile leader
to build up a tire business and to
get a fair profit is to render service.
"That means, for one thing, to give i
advice on the care of tires. Advise
on proper Inflation. Tell buyers how J
tires become damaged Point out the
I need for prompt repair of any little
injury'. supply the means for re- j
"Tell men how oil will injure tires.
Tell how moisture rots the fabric
Tell the wasteful, careless methods
which double tire upkeep.
Show men how injured tire can
be easily repaired I'olnt out the
j need for a repair kit carried in the
; car.
"Show how tires which nre often
I sent to the scrap heap can be made
to render hundreds of miles of serv
ice And keep on hand all the means
' we supply for getting this extra serv
I ice.
"Let car owners know you handle
these accessories by displaying them
In the show case
"You can save your customers, if
I you will, a very large part of their
'tire expense. And the way to get
them and to keep I hem is to make jX.
this fact apparent. IH
"There i hardlj a line where scr
vice counts tor more than it does in 'MV'
tire business It ou simply sell M.
tires, you have plenty of competition. Jf"
Rut if you help men cut their tiro
npki en, your rivals will be only men
as wise as you."
"I-or years efforts have been niado R"
by ifciiiilon experts to devise a me- p .
cbanism which would relieve the mo- Kv'
tor car driver of the necessity of
one tan t attention to the spark lever ' Bv J!
says Don Lee "Ordinarily, if the
driVer is to get the maximum results g-1'
from his engine he must be constant-
ly shifting the spark lever to meet
varying conditions of travel speed,
hill climbing, heavy roads, etc.
"The problem has been solved by (1
a verv ingenious application of tho
ring governor Its action is such that
as the speed of the engine increases,
the spark Is automatically advanced ' I
and is automatlcall) retarded as the
engine speed decreases It automat
Icallj prevents the damage which
may be caused by elthor too much
or insufficient spark advance.
"The driver c an .jet his spark lever J?.
When he starts out and then lorget ptm
Support for Kipling. p
"Professor Dyche, state game war- r
den, says 'the tomcat 1b the most
deadly enemy birds have ' A she cat it
will catch threo birds to a tomcat's I
one. The tomcat has sins enough to I
ii . .. i i !'jr whhout belnir accused f
falsely." Sedan (Kan.) Times-Star.
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